The Second Osage Minerals Council elected Andrew Yates as its chairman in May.
Yates is the fifth council member to hold the office of OMC chairman since the 2006 new government. The first was Jewell Purcell, who served as chair from 2006-2008, John Henry Mashunkashey, was the second, serving from 2008-2010. The Second Osage Minerals Council was elected in 2010 and elected Dudley Whitehorn as the third chairman, serving as chairman from 2010-2012. Councilman Galen Crum replace Whitehorn as chairman from 2012-2013 and now Yates has been elected to serve.